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Barry Harris Trio at the Village Vanguard 4/21-26 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Saturday, 18 April 2015


Barry Harris Andrea Canter

Piano legend and NEA Jazz Master Dr. Barry Harris will appear for a week at the Village Vanguard in New York on Tuesday, April 21st through Sunday, April 26th. Harris is part of an exceptional crew of Detroit-bred jazz musicians, including Tommy Flanagan and Donald Byrd, who rose through the extraordinary arts education program in the public school system during the 1930s and 1940s. Harris' earliest musical mentor was a church piano-playing mother who exposed him to piano lessons at age four. He became seriously immersed in jazz in the mid- 1940s and fell under the spell of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, and Bud Powell. As a professional, he would become a key translator of Monk's music. Dr. Harris will be joined by his rhythm section of Chuck Israels on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. 

The James Carter Organ Trio at Birdland 4/14/-18 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 12 April 2015
James Carter Andrea Canter

James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past twenty-five years. His music is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition.  James Cater's organ trio  features Gerard GIbbs on Hammond B3 Organ, and Dr. Professor Leonard King, Jr. on drums and will appear at Birdland on Tuesday, April 14th through Saturday, April 18th. They will be joined by special guest vocalist Miche Braden in tribute to Billie Holiday on Tuesday and Saturday only.


Harold Mabern Trio plus special guests Eric Alexander & Alexis Cole at Smoke 4/10-12 PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Sunday, 05 April 2015

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern, one of jazz’s most enduring and dazzlingly skilled pianists,  was an unsung hero of the 1960s hardbop scene, performing and recording with many of its finest artists, and only in recent years has he begun to garner appreciation for his long-running legacy in jazz and the understated power of his talent. Hear the Harold Mabern Trio (which includes John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums) joined by saxophonist Eric Alexander and Vocalist Alexis Cole at Smoke on Friday, April 10th through Sunday, April 12th.
Tom Harrell Quintet at the Village Vanguard 3/31-4/4 PDF Print
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Tom Harrell Andrea Canter

Hailed by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, trumpeter Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. He is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines' Critics and Readers Polls and a Grammy nominee. Each of his albums has found its way onto various critics "Top Ten" lists worldwide.  Harrel's new quintet featuring Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Charles Altura on guitar, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and  Johnathan Blake perform at the Village Vanguard on Tuesday, March 31st through Sunday, April 4th. $30.
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